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Built in the traditional brick and flint style of many old Norfolk coastal properties Rectory cottage dates back to at least the 1800’s – consequently, some of our taller guests might find the ceilings and doors a little lower than they may be used to!

That said, visitors love this cosy cottage with its warm and welcoming atmosphere. Wonderfully placed in the centre of Overstrand you are just a few minutes’ walk from the sea, shops, pubs and restaurants.



Entering from the small front courtyard so common of Norfolk fishing cottages you’ll first find the pleasant kitchen with its fully fitted wood units, oven, Hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher & automatic washer/dryer. Unusually the kitchen also has a feature fireplace which many years ago would have held a traditional cast iron range for cooking on.

The main living room is a snug retreat with its wood burning stove, exposed beams, polished wood flooring and two comfortable sofas. Although you might be very happy simply curling up with a book and a cup of tea more modern entertainment is provided by the digital television and DVD player.

Also on the ground floor is the wonderfully airy conservatory diner with its oak family dining table, casual seating, traditionally tiled stone floor and access to the back garden – just the ticket to enjoy a hearty breakfast or some summer cooking with a glass of wine! Speaking of which you’ll find that the charming little enclosed garden & patio to the rear of the property come complete with outside furniture and a BBQ for your use.

Lastly downstairs is the attractively decorated bathroom with bath, shower, WC and wash basin – the sandstone tiling and detailing has a touch of the Roman bathhouse about it!

Upstairs you’ll find two excellently appointed bedrooms – both of which have polished wood flooring, warm rugs and some lovely examples of pine furniture. The master bedroom features a rustic style king-size bed whilst the second bedroom has two very comfy twin beds – easily suitable for either two adults or two children sharing.

Finally, the spiral staircase on the first floor leads up to a compact attic room. Although the headroom is reduced by the exposed beams this has been ingenuously turned into a second mini-living room, complete with bean bags and television – Older children (you may not want to let younger children negotiate the spiral staircase!) will find this a terrific place to escape the adults for as long as they like!

What's included

  • Full central heating
  • Unlimited hot water
  • A bath/shower in every cottage, no shower in Gardeners.
  • Colour TV /Free view
  • WIFI in all cottages.
  • CD player
  • DVD
  • Radio
  • IPod docking station.
  • Real fire (except in Hardys)
  • Free fuel for fire on request.
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Tea towels, washing up liquid.
  • Washer/drier.
  • Dish washer .
  • Iron, ironing board, kettle, toaster etc.
  • king-size double beds.
  • Hairdryer
  • Garden furniture
  • Secure cycle lockup and washing facilities at Hollybrook and Swallow cottages.
  • Barbecues

Beds will be made up and bath and hand towels provided.

For Children & Babies

Being parents ourselves or four children we appreciate the logistics of packing when going on holiday. To try and make your holiday and journey a little easier we are able to provide a few extra items at no extra cost.

The following can be provided on request:

Cots (please note you will need to bring your own cot linen).
High chairs
Electric Sterilizer
Baby Bath
Changing mat
Bed guards
Stair gates
Childs toilet seat
Toy and books

Overstrand village, north Norfolk

Overstrand is one of those peculiar names that almost always inspires visitors to this delightful old North Norfolk village to ask if it actually means anything. The name has its root in the old Saxon tongue (and from there in the even older Nordic) – where ‘strand’ was the word for the part of the beach left exposed after the tide had gone out. Therefore, Overstrand would seem to indicate that the place was up or above the strand – i.e. the place overlooking the beach at low tide!

As with many of the ancient villages in this part of East Anglia Overstrand can trace its origins back to pre-Norman invasion times. Consequently, it is mentioned in the Domesday Book but its heyday was during the late Victorian to Edwardian period when it became a highly popular holiday destination for many of the great and the good of their day. As a result of this even today it carries an air of gentility and quiet style which visitors find very appealing.

To add to its unique charms the village is located in the middle of an official Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty – a protection well awarded to the many breathtaking views and idyllic country scenes to be found all around Overstrand.

Being situated in North Norfolk Overstrand is just 2 miles from the ever-popular seaside town of Cromer, with its expansive beaches and possibly, the best fish & chip shop in the country: Mary Jane’s!

Poppyland Holiday Cottages

Four star, family-run self catering holiday accommodation in the villages of Overstrand, Wickmere & Aylmerton in north Norfolk
Norfolk CountrysidePoppyland Holiday Cottages offer 8 individual properties in unspoilt rural North Norfolk where you can relax and enjoy the slower pace of life that is still a feature of this part of the world.

Offering both coastal and countryside locations, our properties are completely different in style with all of their character retained. You will always find the property of your choice comfortable, clean, warm and very well equipped so that you can enjoy your holiday.

North Norfolk offers plenty to see and do for all the family. Our properties are in ideal locations and provide you with a home to self-cater or to spoil yourselves and dine at some of the many local restaurants and quaint Norfolk pubs. Whatever you wish to do, you’re sure to find it in North Norfolk. Visit and see for yourselves – you won’t be disappointed.

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